Following the figure-hugging, breast-enhancing dresses from Emilio Pucci’s Fall 2011 collection which Beyonce Knowles and Jennifer Lopez fell in love with last season, Peter Dundas opted for a more free-flowing silhouette for Spring 2012.
The Pucci woman is still uber sexy but with added Latin spirit.
I envied the models as they stormed the runway wearing midriff-baring tops paired with maxi skirts, signalling that Peter’s motto for the Pucci woman is still, “If you’ve got it, flaunt it.”
We also saw flamenco-style dresses and many handkerchief dresses with the brand’s signature prints.
For those not wanting to flaunt too much, Peter showcased black tailored pant suits, which were paired with red lace bras, and white crochet pieces paired with white blazers.
Drop-waist dresses, peasant tops, embellished printed shirts, Bermuda shorts, underwear-revealing crochet dresses, loose-fitted pants, embroidered blazers and off-the-shoulder dresses in varying lengths, plus a stunning finale gown with a flowing train made up the rest of this collection.
For the red carpet, we saw a selection of sparkling mini dresses which Fergie will be calling in for her next big event, but I’m guessing she will have to fight Miss Minogue for first dibs as these sparklers would make great performance pieces too.
Key accessories included layered necklaces with crucifixes, printed scarves tied around the waist, the updated ‘Marquis’ bag, gold hooped earrings and signature sexy strappy sandals.
Being the fashion geek that I am, I was really excited to see Gwyneth Paltrow’s Emmys look take the runway during this presentation. It was quite strange to recognise a look on the runway when it is usually the other way around.
I liked it on Gwynie, but I loved it on the model.
Who I See Wearing This Collection: Kylie Minogue, Fergie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez, Poppy Delevigne, Hilary Swank, Ana de la Reguera, Zoe Saldana, Paz Vega, Beyonce Knowles, Cameron Diaz, Abbey Clancy, Karolina Kurkova, Camilla Belle and Eugenia Silva.